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>> the shocking and sudden death of prince at only 57 years old. >> tonight we remember the music legend, this is entertainment tonig ♪ >> on stage just days ago he was okay after recent health concerns so what went wrong? >> the emergency call, the last photo. what we know about his final hours. >> the closer one is to god the more meaning one finds in life. >> and you're not going to get too tied down to anything. >> then the first shots of kelly rippa. why she is still not showing up
for work. new details about how they wi replace michael. >> i probably wasn't even supposed to talk about it. >> and the calculated rise to fame. >> i hope all the girls mean to me in high school watch this right now. >> we reveal this beach make out with her husband before they were together. >> somebody has to kiss this mouth. >> now for april 21st, 2016, this is entertainment tonight. >> the artist known as prince has passed away and this is one of those days when word comes into our newsroom and you'll never forget where you were when you heard it. one of the most innovative of our time has died. his body discovered in minnesota this morning.
he's a friend. this is a shock. the world is in mourning passing of prince rogers nelson. >> has died this morning at the age of 57. the singer was found in an elevator and first responders attempted to provide cpr but prince was pronounced d at 10:07:00 a.m. our reporter from our affiliate sce the crowd continues to gr fans were inis consolable. police were called to the scene this morning at 9:43 a.m. he looked frail at this photo snapped last month in canada. pe was seen exiting an airplane
with a cain. he was forced to make an emergency landing in illinois when he was rushed to a nearby hospital and treated for the flu. a rep said prince had been flown home and was recovering after a brief hospitalization. this is from his last concert less than a week ago. in a moment he told fans wait a few days before you waste prayers. >> here's the thing about prince. he was part of the fabric of popular cultural. he played himself on new girl. >> anything beautiful.
>> very well put. >> there's a core audience out there that's never really going to go away. this is my job. this is what i do. you're kind of stuck with me. >> prince was beloved here at in 2006 he performed at our post emmy party. it was a roof top event on the sunset strip on a magical night. who could ever forget this performance the following year? ♪ despite a wind and rainstorm prince rocked the super bowl in 2007. ♪ >> a lot of people still call it the best halftime performance ever. prince cast his magical musical spell again i he was a solo guest on the arseno hall show.
we caught a glimpse of the man behind the music. >> i can cook. but only one thing. >> what's the big prince dish? >> prince was funny, a musica genius and he knew he was on an amazing j >> i could quit now and call it a day and say what a wonder and move on to the next thing. >> listen, he was one of the greatest musicians of all time but he also became our friend and we got to spend a lot of time with prince. not only at concerts and events but also inside his home.
little bit later and show you some of that. this is one of those days that devastates you. >> genius, genius, genius. that's the word to describe hi and they were all so star struck. >> well now the other big story we have been in front of kelly rippa and michael strahan. we have the first video s michael's announcement that he wws leaving her and the show. kelly was kept in the dark and he is furious and was not at work again today. >> bbt there she is all smiles for the cameras and this is what we call in the business a perfectly staged photo on. >> how are you doing kelly? >> so here's kelly's strategy. ignore the questions and put on a big smile. that's what she did as she left home this morning. her husband was at her side also
smiling and ignoring reporters but check out the book she is holding. the nonfiction best seller david and goliath, underdogs, misfits and battling giants. they celebrate their 20th anniversary. the trii was reportedly set up months ago. either way it marked another day kelly missed work. >> here are michael strahan and erin andrews. >> erin andrews filled her seat this mornin the earliest kelly could be back is tuesday. meanwhile we're hearing that the vibe at the show is uneasy but michael is doing it's best to quell fears that the show's future is in trouble. he was trying to make nice after the fall out. >> i'm going to miss sitting next to kelly every day and had a lot of fun the last four years. i'll very thankful for her. >> who will replace michael online? weighing in on the drama is kelly's former co-host.
>> they should have told her in the beginning. you can bet kelly will get to sign off on strahan'' successor and interestingly enough they're all part of her guy squad. anderson cooper is interesting. earlier this month kelly and mark supported him at the premiere of his hbo documentary. frequent fill in neil patrick harris is also on the short list. kelly attended his wedding in italy. >> i hope we didn't break into a castle. >> i wouldn't be mad if andy cohen was in the chair. they would be great. >> and this morning bravo's andy cohen instagramed a pick with kelly and the #morning queen. >> have you spoken to kelly about the whole situation going on? >> you bet i have. >> he was asked about wanting the job last night. >> do you think you're ready for the hosting gig? >> i got like 10 jobs. >> great nonanswer.
meanwhile we heard her entire team flew into new york to circle the wagons and she only has a year left on her contract. she could use that as leverage. >> this has more twists and turns than the game of thrones. coming up in kelly ripa's rise to su stardom. was her husband really the one pulling all the strings. >> and we break down the music of prince. the stories never knew behind the bigg
♪ it went to number on the billboard top 100 charts. and exhausting all night recording sessions. ♪ 1984's purple rain, the sound track to the movie hit the top of the charts for 24 weeks. ste stevie knicks said prince asked her to help write the lyrics which was 11 minutes long. each was about people in his life including his girlfriend and his band mate. witt dove's cry alsoreleased in 1984 and also a chart topper. prince's biographer said it was inspired his relationship with the band member he would b up with a weeklater. >> emotionally i stayed cen
in music. 84 also followed the release of let's two crazy. also a number one hit. ♪ >> won him a grammy and julia roberts was a fan in pretty woman. >> i just want your extra time and your -- >> the hit cream topped the char 1991. it's the only number one single that is not associated with a movie. 32 more albu follow including greatess hits. making $300 million. >> he really did love learn and he would have dinners at his house and invite educators, politicians, musicians, entertainers just to sit around and talk and keep up all the things going on in the world. >> he was actually working on his memoir when he died it was
described as an unconventional & poetic journey of his life. it was scheduled to be released in fall of 2017. ahead a lookback at the icon's most candid moments. from his marriages to loss of his newborn son. >> going through my wife's pregnancy had a really powerful effect on me. >> and who is the real kelly ripa? e.t. flash back with kelly and her husband. >> hot husband. >> her husband. >> i get to make out with the most gorgeous guy television. >> we'll be right back. >> closed captioning provided by.
michael. some say his announcement exposed another side to kelly with reports speculating that he's more of a diva. i don't believe that. >> we know better. i've known kelly since all my children and i remember e.t. following her during the early years so the question is, who is the real kelly. >> i'm the luckiest woman america. >> i hope all the girls that were mean to me in high school are watching this right now. >> eat your heart out. >> many wonder if she sweet like the smiling girl we see on tv every morning or is she just spoiled? i can tell you firsthand she is a blast. kelly is really smart and knows the game and plays it up for the cameras. >> is there anything special? >> the then 25-year-old was at the beginning of her career. she made about 250,000 a year compared to the reporting 20
million she makes now. by this time kelly are hr fallen for her co-star. >> i get to make out with the coolest guy on television. the two eloped almost 20 years ago and i can tell you this relationship is legit. mark manages the business side of thingss >> somewhere, somebody had mercy on me and said oh let's not fire her this year. she is cheap enough to keep her around until next year. >> the kelly i know is loyal and sup the only time i ever saw her come unhinged had to do with & security surrounding her son michael. what mom wouldn't do that. she works out two hours five days a week. she's extremely devoted to keeping her 5'3", reported 100 pound body strong. but this isn't the first time that kelly stays more show drama. with regis there was rumors of them fighting.& she went mia then as well. >> i didn't know there was a feud. i've been out of the country.
all because i tackled him to the ground in the hallway one day and feud erupted. >> they now claim kelly is demanding and difficult but she did tell us one motive behind what she does. >> you never know where your next paycheck is coming from or when it's all going to end. >> she and her husband mark are the people that would be there for you when you need it the most. and i will neverrforget that. >> thank you very much. now back to the shocking news today. such a musical iipact on so many of our lives, prince. >> yeah, you know, it's so interesting because he never sought out the spotlight. he was all about performing but even as he was stepping on to the biggest stages in the world we were there with him. >> prince for purple rain.
>> he walked and shocked the oscars in 1985 with the purple ssquins and won best original song and seemed extremely grateful. >> this is very unbelievable. i can never imagine this in my wildest dreams. ♪ >> he was the rare music icon that could translate to the big screen. >> i think, you know, he did a movie, you know, you get that and you move on to something else. >> known for being mysterious in that rare 2014 tv appearance he was actually funny taking questions from fans in the aud >> what really annoys you? >> strangers touching my hair. ♪ >> in 1993, he became fed up with his record label and famously changed his name to a
symbol combining the elements of male and female. most of us called him the artist formerly known as prince. ♪ >> he was married twice. first to singer garcia. she became pregnant and he shared his joy with us. >> the most profound thing that happened to me is the way i view women now. and going through my wife's pregnancy had a really powerful effect on me. it just gave me the upmost of respect for all women. >> sadly their baby son died seven days after he was born and they were divorced. in 2001 he married his second wife. the marriage only lasted fiv years. >> you never get too tied down
to anything on earth. a name, a body, a lifestyle. >> they w welcome to prince's house and treated to a concert by the man himself. >> welcome to america. >> he would often reinvent himself releasing new music. going out on tour but in our time with him we learned he was a deeply spiritual man. >> i study all the time. keep myself grounded. study the bible and study life and love. if you spend your days doing that, it keeps you pretty protected. >> i have to tell you i remember walking out of a party at his house one night very late and walked out the front door and on a table was the watchtower magazine, a magazine for jehovah witnesses for people to take as they left. we'll have much more for you tomorrow. the latest information on his death and the women that rocked his life.
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the insider, tracking the biggest stories making news today. number the shocking death of rock icon prince. ♪ >> he's one of artists that set the bar very >> then kelly and michael's morning show down heatsup. >> no is a terrific word. it chan my life. >> why kelly takes mi departure so personally. uncover the working mom's sacrifice. >> he said i'll sell all of my toys if it means you don't have to work anymore. >> and nthree, the queen's 90 birthday is a royal throw do